#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Louis Winthorpe is a businessman who works for commodities brokerage firm of Duke and Duke owned by the brothers Mortimer and Randolph Duke. Now they bicker over the most trivial of matters and what they are bickering about is whether it’s a person’s environment or heredity that determines how well they will do in life. When Winthorpe bumps into Billy Ray Valentine, a street hustler and assumes he is trying to rob him, he has him arrested. Upon seeing how different the two men are, the brothers decide to make a wager as to what would happen if Winthorpe loses his job, his home and is shunned by everyone he knows and if Valentine was given Winthorpe’s job. So they proceed to have Winthorpe arrested and to be placed in a compromising position in front of his girlfriend. So all he has to rely on is the hooker who was hired to ruin him.
Plot: A snobbish investor and a wily street con-artist find their positions reversed as part of a bet by two callous millionaires.
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Seen this one numerous times over the years, not quite a laugh-out-loud riot or anything but still pretty funny throughout with great performances all around. Although their screen time together was mostly limited to the last 30-minutes, Dan Aykroyd and Eddie Murphy were great as were Denholm Elliott and Jamie Lee Curtis (hot as hell). Also appreciate Ralph Bellamy and Don Ameche as the pompous and terrible villains. **4.0/5**
Is it offensive? Very much. Is it worth watching? Absolutely. Is it funny as hell? Hell yeah!
This classic OUTRAGEOUS comedy caper is the perfect holiday film to watch in between Christmas and New Year’s Eve.
A shocking tale of life in business
Dan Aykroyd (The Blues Brothers) stars as Louis Winthorpe, a smart and rich businessman who gets his life turned around when he is kicked out of his house and is forced to live on the street, all because of 2 other businessmen who have placed a wager to see if a street thief would succeed in his place.
In this ambitious and dramatic tale, viewers are invited into the hard and cruel life of the business world and what goes on behind closed doors, and though unrealistic, is a tale of cunning and loyalty in a great comedy drama.
In his best ever role, Eddie Murphy (Beverly Hills Cop) stars as street urchin Billy Ray Valentine, a cheeky and egotistical man who can’t believe his luck when he is invited to work for the Dukes, the two businessmen who are scamming against him. Murphy excels in his own way, with that big smile and that own sophistication that he does so well, and the reason that this is his best ever role, is because as well as the comedy, there is a strong and determined belief about his character that is admirable and watchable and through his portrayal, we can see differences in the type of culture his character takes to.
Murphy is matched on every level by an excellent performance by Aykroyd whose life falls through our very eyes. The way his life can’t seem to get any worse is one of the many reasons this film works so well.
These performances are matched with a gripping plot that sees viewers taken into the dark side of the business life, and through two evil and manipulative money driven owners, the Dukes. And the concept of money drives the film forward and the cruelty behind their bet is unbelievable and horrible to even think about, and is shown in such a dramatic fashion.
There is plenty of illegal activity, not to mention racial abuse and discrimination through the hierarchy that it is unthinkable that business was once like this.
Though I was completely lost during the final couple of scenes, this is a serious ideology encoded into a fairly humorous and dramatic film about the dealings and the life in business.
TRADING PLACES is another winner from director John Landis, made at the height of his creative period. It’s a likeable body swap tale with a difference: this time around, a tramp becomes a rich businessman and vice versa. Shades of THE PRINCE AND THE PAUPER and the like in this tale, but it has a fresh ’80s vibe all of its own, and an excellent cast of talented performers at the top of their game. Eddie Murphy was a remarkable presence during this period and is matched by the huggable Dan Ackroyd. A particular delight is Jamie Lee Curtis, breaking the mould from her previous scream queen roles as the classic ‘hooker with a heart of gold’ and she often steals the show. A winning script works well throughout and delivers a good blend of absurdist situations, satire and wit, all tied up in a neat and satisfying package.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 56 min (116 min)
Director John Landis
Writer Timothy Harris, Herschel Weingrod
Actors Eddie Murphy, Dan Aykroyd, Ralph Bellamy
Country United States
Awards Nominated for 1 Oscar. 3 wins & 5 nominations total
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Mono, Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Panaflex Cameras and Lenses by Panavision
Laboratory Metrocolor, Hollywood (CA), USA (prints), Technicolor, Hollywood (CA), USA (color)
Film Length 3,191 m (6 reels)
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm